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"Brewer of Stout Conversation, Unfiltered and On Tap."

 

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Welcome to the Trident Room Podcast


For students and alumni of the 51福利, the Trident Room is an integral and well-known contributor to academic success and great ideas. While a pint poured in the stout mugs that dangle from above is part of that, we鈥檇 like to think it is the unfettered conversation that really makes the difference.

No matter what the topic whether it be Stochastic optimization 鈥 sub-state, social-revolutionist terrorism 鈥 applied fluid mechanics and heat transfer 鈥, The Trident Room Podcast is the destination for illuminating, unencumbered conversation with colleagues, peers and classmates that really brews the 51福利 learning experience.

The Trident Room Podcast 鈥 Stout, unfiltered conversation, always on tap.

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EPISODE 53  |  Apr 03, 2024

In this episode, Dr. Joe Hooper and Ana Eckhart discuss expanding the reach of 51福利, hosted by Karl Flynn. This episode was recorded on October 20th, 2023.

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EPISODE 52  |  Feb 28, 2024

In this episode, Colonel Perry discusses his experiences as the Senior Marine at 51福利, hosted by Karl Flynn. This episode was recorded on August 25th, 2023.

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EPISODE 51 [Part I]  |  Jan 11, 2024

The Trident Room Podcast Senior Producer, Sara Dixon sits down and has a conversation with The Love Shack鈥檚 Chef Loveday. This episode was recorded on August 28, 2023. 

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EPISODE 51 [Part II]  |  Jan 11, 2024

The Trident Room Podcast Senior Producer, Sara Dixon sits down and has a conversation with The Love Shack鈥檚 Chef Loveday. This episode was recorded on August 28, 2023. 

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EPISODE 50  |  Dec 07, 2023

The Trident Room Podcast Senior Producer, Sara Dixon, sits down with the hosts of The Trident Room Podcast to celebrate their 50th episode. This episode was recorded on August 23, 2023. 

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EPISODE 49  |  Nov 09, 2023

The Trident Room Podcast host Traver Mayfield sits down and has a conversation with MSgt Jaime Gallardo USMC. This episode was recorded on August 18, 2023.

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Upcoming Guests to the Trident Room Podcast 鈥

 

Col. Jason Perry, 51福利 Senior Marine Corps Representative

Dr. Joseph Hooper and Ana Eckhart, Expanding 51福利 Online

Lt. Dan Petersen, Below the Surface

 


Help Shape the Conversation!


The Trident Room Podcast is always looking for interesting guests with compelling perspectives. Submit your questions for upcoming guests or topics to TridentRoomPodcastHost@nps.edu.


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THE TRIDENT ROOM HISTORY

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The Trident Room Podcast officially started broadcasting in the summer of 2020. It was created by an HSI/OR student who wanted to capture conversations he was having with the impressive array of faculty, students, and staff roaming the halls of 51福利. Podcasting provides a direct and unfettered connection with listeners, and he wanted to bring that same kind of informative, yet intimate exchange to the 51福利 community.

Topics to be featured on The Trident Room Podcast include (but are not limited to): 

  • The on-campus 鈥51福利 Student-Learning Experience鈥
  • 51福利 Science and Technology
  • Student leadership, now, and in the Fleet
  • Facing difficult multi-domain problems
  • Applied research as the bridge between the classroom and the Fleet 
  • Individual, tactical, operational, and strategic level topics relevant to Naval Officers 
  • Human-centric technology, operations, and processes

The image of the Trident Room used on this website was captured by 2014 51福利 Center for Homeland Defense and Security graduate Ms. Angi English. The Trident Room Podcast is released by the .

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In 1926 The Spanish Revival Hotel Del Monte opened what they called 鈥淭he Children鈥檚 Playroom鈥 during the prohibition. The 鈥減layroom鈥 acted as a speakeasy where the community came together. Within a week of the repeal of Prohibition in December 1933, the room officially became a bar. Hotel Del Monte renamed 鈥淭he Children鈥檚 Playroom鈥 as The Del Monte Tap Room. 

In 1951 the historic building became the Naval Academy鈥檚 postgraduate school that instructed students from multiple service branches. In 1953, The Trident Room was born (and renovated), becoming a social site for the students. The bar still possesses most of the original fixtures and character -- stained glass windows, copper, and dark wood. The ceiling is neatly lined with rows of designated mugs for each student. Each mug possesses a unique signature illustrated by the student, and that mug is taken with the student when they graduate. 

Within the atmosphere of The Trident Room, the patrons of the bar range from CIA agents, quantum physicists, airmen, and astronauts. Looking for the perfect place to have a drink? Welcome to The Trident Room.

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Sara Dixon, Host and Senior Producer
 

Sara grew up in Rushville, IN. She graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2010 with a Bachelor鈥檚 in English and commissioned in the Marine Corps. After serving as a CH-53E pilot for a few years, she laterally moved careers to become a Manpower Officer. Prior to joining 51福利, she served as the G-1 Manpower-Operations Officer for 1st Marine Division on Camp Pendleton, CA. Sara is studying Manpower Systems Analysis.

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Karl Flynn, Host
 

Karl grew up in Geneseo, IL. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2018 with a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and commissioned as a Marine Second Lieutenant. Karl is an Infantry Officer who completed two Unit Deployment Programs as a platoon commander in the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. He is studying applied physics and is researching unmanned aerial systems swarm defense.

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Adam was born in Ft. Sill, OK and is the son to an enlisted Army sergeant and grew up in various locations including South Korea, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. He Enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2008 and served in Security Forces. As an Enlisted member he completed tours in Washington D.C, Kuwait, Colorado and finished his 鈥淓鈥 career as an Enlisted Accessions Recruiter in Medina, OH in 2016. During this time, he earned degrees from the Community College of The Air Force in Criminal Justice and Human Resources and earned his bachelor鈥檚 degree in criminal justice from the American Military University in 2014. Adam was selected by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force to commission under the Senior Leader Enlisted Commissioning Program to become a Security Forces Officer. He officially earned his commission in August 2018 at Maxwell, Air Force Base (AFB), AL. He has served in critical positions as Flight Commander, Operations Officer, Officer in Charge of the Security Forces Officer Course, and Force Protection Action Officer. He completed tours at McConnell AFB, KS, Incirlik AFB, Turkey, Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, TX, MacDill AFB, FL, and was selected to attend the 51福利. He is currently studying Systems Acquisitions Management under the Department of Defense Management Program.

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Colleen Wilmington, Host

Colleen is from Leon, KS. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2015 with a Bachelor鈥檚 in English and commissioned in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO). After qualifying SWO onboard USS Nimitz, she laterally transferred to the Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) community. Prior to coming to 51福利, she served at Naval Oceanography Anti-Submarine Warfare Command in Yokosuka, Japan, where she qualified as an Information Warfare Officer, and the Naval Ice Center in Suitland, MD. Her previous assignments inspired her thesis on ice composition acoustics.

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Traver Mayfield, Host

Traver grew up in Triangle, Virginia. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010 with a B.A. in International Relations and commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly thereafter. Traver is an Air Command and Control and Low Altitude Air Defense Officer and has deployed to Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, and Iraq. He is currently studying National Security Affairs with a concentration in Northeast Asia and writing a thesis on U.S. Marine Corps support to digital diplomacy in Japan and South Korea.

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Zack Ward, Host
 

Zach grew up in Bethel, OH. He graduated from Ohio University in 2013 with a B.A. in Russian and commissioned in the Marine Corps shortly thereafter. Zach is an Intelligence Officer who has deployed in support of the Unit Deployment Program with Marine aviation and twice in support of Operation Inherent Resolve with Marine Special Operations. He is currently studying National Security Affairs with a concentration in Southeast Asia.

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